Foto Die Schola beim Abschlusskonzert in der Philharmonie

Productions & Initiatives | Rundfunkchor Berlin’s Schola

Rundfunkchor Berlin’s Schola

The Schola of the Rundfunkchor Berlin offers voice students the opportunity to become familiar with the challenges faced by a professional ensemble choral singing during a concentrated week-long project. Rehearsing together with Rundfunkchor Berlin and in concert, they experience directly what is involved in the career of a choral singer.

Being a professional choral singer for a week

From the 4th to the 16th of September 2018 the small ensemble will prepare and perform a demanding a cappella program under the direction of Benjamin Goodson, assistant to Rundfunkchor Berlin’s principal conductor, as part of Musikfest Berlin. The participants also gain insight into the work of a symphonic chorus by preparing Richard Wagners »Parsifal« and Claude Debussys »Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien« together with Rundfunkchor Berlin under Michael Alber and then performing it with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under Robin Ticciati in the Berlin Philharmonie.

All participants receive a certificate of participation at the end of the week.

From a cappella to symphonic choral music – the programme of the Schola

Intensive workshop in vocal chamber music
  • Morton Feldman: »Rothko Chapel«
  • John Cage: »FOUR2«
Symphonic-choral preparation with Rundfunkchor Berlin and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Jakub Hrůša
  • Richard Wagner: »Parsifal« WWV 111 (Auszüge)
  • Claude Debussy: »Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien«

Information on participation and application

Dates and locations

4th to 16th of September 2018
Rehearsals in Berlin’s Haus des Rundfunks (Broadcasting House)
Concerts on the 15th and the 16th in the St. Matthäus-Kirche and Philharmonie Berlin as part of Musikfest Berlin


Participation in the Schola is free of charge.

Participants are responsible for the cost of accommodation, but Rundfunkchor Berlin will pay travel expenses in the amount of a train ticket with BahnCard50.

The Friends and Sponsors of Rundfunkchor Berlin award a small stipend in the amount of € 90 per person and offer a limited number of private accommodations.


The deadline for application was 18 May 2018.

Past Events
Concert with Rundfunkchor Berlin's Schola
Foto von Sir Mark Elder
Foto von Jakub Hrůša